The Fall – Week 6, Long Run

Posted: September 28, 2013 in Fall Plan
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Workout: 11 miles @ 7:43 pace.  Weather: 79 degrees, cloudy.

Recap: Got it done. I’ll take it.

Came into the run with a lot of confidence from the past two weeks. Didn’t think it would be much of a problem. For the most part not that bad a go out there. First two miles, I wanted to be somewhere else – a familiar story. After that, started to settle in and put the run away.

Nice to see a family reunion at the park. People with the BBQ pit having a good time and such. Also a man golfing out there. Just seemed like a good Saturday family scene. On the flip side, it felt like the BBQ smoke made the whole back half of the park 5 degrees hotter. Also, didn’t help that in my mind, smoke —-> food. Food that I wouldn’t get to eat. 😦

Started to hustle with an effort that I didn’t want to put into the run during the last three miles. Hoping to hold some of that back mentally. Thought about all the fat that the body must be processing at this stage of the run, and it motivated me to continue. Almost 80 degrees and 80% humidity outside.  Shirt and shorts were wet and heavy by the end. Heart rate stayed pretty consistent at 164 bpm throughout the whole run. The monitor is starting to produce some weird glitches though. For instance, miles three and four registered averages HR of 211 and 185.  No way I got that high. After that every mile was run at 164 or 165 bpm. Really like the consistency of that heart rate, even though I was tiring.

48-mile week. Not very often I get to this kind of mileage and not get hurt. Hoping that things will be different this time. Well-earned day of rest tomorrow from running.  Looking forward to eating and watching the NFL.

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Comments
  1. Speedy! Great run there, and after my 12 this morning I couldn’t agree more with your recap. Got it done. I’ll take it.

  2. Kristen R. says:

    80% humidity is awful. Way get through it and speedy, too.

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